Pittsboro Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pittsboro

April 15, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Pittsboro is a town in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,743 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chatham County.
Things to do in Pittsboro

1. The Fearrington House Restaurant

2000 Fearrington Village Ctr, Pittsboro, NC 27312-8502 Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 125 - SGD 151 +1 919-542-2121
Excellent
75%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

The Fearrington House Restaurant

The intimate dining rooms within the white-columned Fearrington House, a member of Relais & Chateaux, have welcomed guests for thirty years. It’s here that Executive Chef Colin Bedford continues a commitment to exceptional regional cuisine.

Reviewed By Rob B - Montreal, Canada

Last time we dinned here we had the tasting menu in the dinning room. Looking for a more casual experience we dined at the bar this time. Still had selection from the full menu, and the chef was also kind enough to prepare me a dish that was otherwise on the tasting menu only. Excellent bar tender (forget his name). Had a great time, try the truffle pasta! The only thing I found very strange is the whole time a woman waitress was standing by the bar looking straight at us. They probably have her watching over things to make sure every detail is addressed, but it doesn't make guests feel comfortable...having her looking at us the entire time...maybe she can stand to the side or behind or further away so she's not in direct field of vision? Really made me feel weird.

2. S & T Soda Shoppe

85 Hillsboro St, Across from Suntrust, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5891 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 919-545-0007
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

S & T Soda Shoppe

Reviewed By Laughing04

You must get a milkshake! They were the best and plenty for two to share. The decor of the restaurant was fun and authentic soda fountain style. My burger and fries were great, but topping it off with the milkshake was the highlight. Everyone that worked there was so polite. The true definition of southern hospitality.

3. Davenport's Cafe Diem

18B E Salisbury St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5445 Seating Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 919-704-4239
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Davenport's Cafe Diem

Reviewed By vlblv - Istanbul, Turkey

Stopped in here while passing through town recently and much enjoyed my reasonably priced coffee and fresh muffin. Very eclectic and inviting decor as well, but the friendly proprietor said the venue was moving to a new location soon. Still, I'd seek them out and give them a try the next time I'm in Pittsboro.

4. The Phoenix Bakery

84 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5934 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast +1 919-542-4452
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

The Phoenix Bakery

Reviewed By Stephen F - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We love this bakery. We recently visited the new location and enjoyed their enhanced offerings of breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Of course we couldn't resist the cinnamon roles.

My wife had the English muffin sandwich while I enjoyed the beer bread sandwich. Both were outstanding.

We like the new location and the parking is much easier to navigate.

5. Small B & B Cafe

219 East St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-8637 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 22 +1 919-537-1909
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Small B & B Cafe

We are a cafe that supports local foods in a casual, fun atmosphere. We want to make farm to table an affordable experience. We are also an unusual bed and breakfast that is pet and child friendly.

Reviewed By Annette M - Siler City, North Carolina

This is a great little cafe for lunch with a friend. Good, simple food, served fresh, rustic decor and a friendly ambience. My preferred meeting place for lunch with friends in Pittsboro. I would give it five stars but it is a little scruffy from the outside. Don't let that put you off though.

6. Blue Dot Coffee

53 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5891 Seating Cafe Lunch +1 919-704-8064
Excellent
32%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Blue Dot Coffee

Reviewed By Michelle B - Pittsboro, North Carolina

Plenty of drinks on here to choose from, cute little place and very friendly staff! Nice location to grab a cup and hang out or if you want to browse the shops nearby!

7. Allen and Son

5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 919-542-2294
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Allen and Son

Reviewed By karamcnamara1 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Being new to the area, I heard from several people that Allen & Son in Pittsboro is the place to go for true NC barbeque. We were certainly not disappointed! Just off 15-501, Allen & Son is the real deal. The food is good, cheap, and served up quick. We got the BBQ sandwich, hushpuppies, fried pickles, coleslaw, and fries, and we were not disappointed (just a little too full!). When friends come from out of town, this is where I'll take them!

8. Virlie's Grill

58 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5934 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 919-542-0376
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Virlie's Grill

Reviewed By ElaineMI - Michigan

Had breakfast here on a weekday. Popular with the locals, the food is typical for a breakfast place: eggs, hash browns, egg specials. There was nothing outstanding about the food or the service, except that the 4 women working hand off service between one another. Some are friendly, others perfunctory. Its on the main street so easy to find.

9. Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

39 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9416 Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 +1 919-542-2432
Excellent
38%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 212 reviews

Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store is the anchor restaurant in historic downtown Pittsboro. Just west of Courthouse Circle, The Roadhouse features indoor and outdoor seating, a lounge, bar and stage with as much music as the best in the greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel hill area. With excellent salads, fun burgers, a weekday lunch special for $9, and entrees from pasta to seafood to steak, there's something for everyone. This family friendly restaurant has a kids menu, with a kids eat free offer on Wednesday nights when there is Open Mic & Karaoke. Set in the building where Justice Motor Works had a showroom and garage, the front dining room has floor to ceiling windows looking out on West Street. The patio provides covered outdoor seating where dogs are welcome.

Reviewed By Stephen F - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Been about two years since we visited this place. This latest visit was not a good experience from the food standpoint. First the good news - adequate parking and the service was very attentive and responsive. The bad was they didn't know how to cook French fries ( soaked in grease ) and the ugly was over cooked and dried out hamburgers. We asked for medium and medium well and we got burnt/charred/dried meat. At least we didn't have to worry about bacteria in the meat since the temperature probably killed them.

It will be along time before we attempt another visit .

10. Greek Kouzina

964 East St, Pittsboro, NC 27312-8864 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 919-542-9950
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Reviewed By Ginny B - Gibsonville, North Carolina

Just passing through, I stopped to try the Kouzina Platter. I had the chicken kabob, and it was the best thing on the platter other than the pita, which there was plenty of. All elements of the platter was just average, with nothing outstanding. Service was fast and the place was clean. There is a big room for private parties and two separate rooms for dining. They are located in the downstairs of an office building, so look for the sign at the road. Plenty of parking at night, not sure about the daytime.

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